Author Guidelines


Local Author Guidelines

Consignment Program & Local Author Events


Consignment Program:

Our consignment program allows R.J. Julia Booksellers to carry and feature a much wider variety of self-published and print-on-demand titles than we could through traditional purchasing. If your book has been published by an established publisher, and we decide to carry it, we will purchase it directly from that publisher. If that is the case, you are welcome to send us notification of your book’s publication. 

If your book is self-published or not readily available through our normal wholesalers (i.e., Baker & Taylor or Ingram) we may offer you the opportunity to sell it on a consignment basis. On consignment, the book remains the property of the consignor until sold and R.J. Julia is not responsible for lost or stolen merchandise. If you would like your book considered for our consignment program, please review the Consignment Guidelines and complete the request form.


Local Author Events: 

Thank you for your interest in having R.J. Julia Booksellers host your event.  We support local/self-published authors and take pride in their success.  For more than 20 years we have been pleased to present high-caliber events and host more than 350 events each year. We understand the challenges of producing effective events and since our space is in such demand, we have a special program for local authors called CT Writers Night, which pairs two to three local authors to appeal to a wide and varied audience. 

If you would like to be considered for CT Writers Night, please review the Local Author Event Guidelines and complete the request form. Please note, that self-published books by Amazon/Amazon affiliates will not be considered for CT Writers Night.